Posts tagged misogynist
Posts tagged misogynist
This is what I get in reply to answering this ask.
No, actually YOU’RE everything that is destroying America. Classism, racism, violent misogyny, all in one quite angry, hate-filled package.
Guess what? I regret nothing about doing what I have to stay healthy, even if it means accepting benefits from a system we all pay into.
And like the slime you are, you’ve already oozed back into whatever hellhole birthed you, and deleted your tumblr. No worries. I jacked the URL, just in case it had some kind of special meaning for you. It’s now a private blog called “Land Scum”. Think of a new URL, and I’ll still be here when you resurface.
You are definitely in the wrong here. So. Very. Wrong.
Your opinion is just that — an opinion. If you’re doing an informative persuasion speech, I’m going to guess your professor wanted you to cite sources. I don’t even know what sources you’d cite to suggest that white people were able to take rap and make it better because it’s not “all gangster.” I’m gonna guess Stormfront. It was Stormfront, right?
And that leads to the whole racism thing…
Yes, your professor is right. Let me quote another white rapper, Eminem, as our starting point:
“I am the worst thing since Elvis Presley / to do Black Music so selfishly / and use it to get myself wealthy (Hey) / there’s a concept that works” — “Without Me”
There’s a long history of cultural appropriation with Black music and culture, whether it’s rap, blues, rock n’ roll, etc. (Harlem Shake anyone?) What do you think birthed rock n’ roll? It just fell out of the sky like manna from White Jesus? Bullshit. I encourage you to pick up this book, The Soul of Rock ‘N Roll: A History of African Americans in Rock Music.
Now, on to rap. First off, I’ll help you with the whole hip hop white people like thing. Brian over at Cats and Beer complied a list of hip hop songs for white people and damn, if it isn’t the truth from what I’ve seen with white people who say, “Oh yeah, I LOVE rap!”
In all seriousness, examine what you’re saying up there. You like rap that white people have done because it’s “not all gangster” — did you stop to consider that perhaps the music you hear from people of color has something to do with their real-life and their struggles? Yeah, there’s gangsta rap, but check your privilege at the door anon — I’m guessing your objections don’t come from growing up in and seeing that as a part of everyday life.
However, some rap and hip hop IS problematic itself with the derogatory language towards women, LGBTQ people, and Black women in particular, but there’s also the same degradation in rock music — largely by white men, and for decades. On my radio show, we came to the conclusion that Death Cab for Cutie’s, “I Will Posses Your Heart” is the ultimate “nice guy” song:
“You reject my advances and desperate pleas / I won’t let you let me down so easily / So easily”
Let me? How sweet of you Ben Gibbard, let me have hundred of your twee lil’ babies!
Dr. Edward Rhymes wrote an excellent piece about rap being scapegoated by the dominant culture in America called “Caucasian please! America’s Cultural Double Standard for Misogyny and Racism.” An excerpt:
In this composition I will not be addressing the whole of hip-hop and rap, but rather hardcore and gangsta rap. It is my assertion that the mainstream media and political pundits — right and left — have painted rap and hip-hop with a very broad brush. Let me be perfectly clear, hardcore and gangsta rap is not listened to, watched, consumed or supported in my home and never has been. I will not be an apologist for anything that chooses to frame the dialogue about Black women (and women in general) and Black life in morally bankrupt language and reprehensible symbols.
In the wake of MSNBC’s and CBS’s firing of Don Imus, the debate over misogyny, sexism and racism has now taken flight — or submerged, depending on your point of view. There are many, mostly white, people who believe that Imus was a fall guy and he is receiving blame and criticism for what many rap artists do continually in the lyrics and videos: debase and degrade Black women. A Black guest on an MSNBC news program even went as far as to say, “Where would a 66 year-old white guy even had heard the phrase nappy-headed ho” — alluding to hip-hop music’s perceived powerful influence upon American culture and life (and apparently over the radio legend as well) — and by so doing gave a veneer of truth to the theory that rap music is the main culprit to be blamed for this contemporary brand of chauvinism.
However, I concur with bell hooks, the noted sociologist and black-feminist activist who said that “to see gangsta rap as a reflection of dominant values in our culture rather than as an aberrant ‘pathological’ standpoint, does not mean that a rigorous feminist critique of the sexist and misogyny expressed in this music is not needed. Without a doubt black males, young and old, must be held politically accountable for their sexism.
Yet this critique must always be contextualized or we risk making it appear that the behavior this thinking supports and condones — rape, male violence against women, etc. — is a black male thing. And this is what is happening. Young black males are forced to take the ‘heat’ for encouraging, via their music, the hatred of and violence against women that is a central core of patriarchy.”
How about that for an informative persuasion speech?
Not liking rap isn’t racist. I dig Macklemore — “Same Love” and “Thrift Shop” are catchy as hell. Saying the only rap you like is by certain artists who are white, well, it’s awkwardly walking a fine line and some people will assume you’re racist. Claiming white people took rap and made it better? Fuck, anon, you should be grateful you just got points taken off. You assume that rap by people of color is just gangster? Yeah, that’s racist but sadly, I bet there are a few in your class that agree with you. Again, your professor is right. It wasn’t a persuasion speech. It was (likely) racist. I say likely because I obviously didn’t hear it, but I seriously can’t think of a way in which it wouldn’t be racist.
And lest you think all rap by white artists is a-OK, please, let me remind of 3OH!3’s “Don’t Trust Me” — which holds the honor of being the only song I have ever refused to play as a request on my own radio show.
In conclusion, check out Sarah Jones, “Your Revolution”:
Hopefully you’ve learned something here, and your next speech is just a simple how-to instructional speech. May I suggest how not to be an ignorant tool as the topic? Re-read the above if you have any questions.
Ted Nugent defends himself in the only batshit way he knows how — by digging a deeper hole:
CBS’ Jeff Glor asked Nugent if the Romney campaign had a problem with his NRA comments. Nugent said that the Romney campaign has expressed nothing but support for him after the outrageous remarks. “Stay on course, Ted,” the Romney campaign reportedly told Nugent. “Freedom of speech is a beautiful thing.”
So far, so good. But then Glor decided to point out that Nugent isn’t exactly known as a soft-spoken moderate. And it all goes to hell:
I’m an extremely loving, passionate man! And people who investigate me honestly — without the baggage of political correctness — ascertain the conclusion that I’m a damn nice guy! And if you can find a screening process more powerful than that, I’ll suck your fucking dick!”
After offering Glor some man-on-man action, Nugent then threatened to “fuck” a female CBS producer, turning to her and screaming “Or fuck you! How’s that sound?”
Nugent blamed his remarks on a kidney stone and apologized later. Kind of like turning into a KKK Grand Wizard because of heatstroke, amirite you guys?
Wisconsin State Senator Sen. Glenn Grothman (R), who led the effort to repeal Wisconsin’s Equal Pay Enforcement Act because of his belief that pay discrimination is a myth driven by liberal women’s groups.
No war on
women caterpillars anything at all, folks, nothing to see here, right? Well, there’s this little factoid: “Women make up half of the American workforce, and in two-thirds of American families, the mother is the primary breadwinner or a co-breadwinner. But they make less than their male counterparts in all 50 states, though the size of each state’s wage gap varies. While the gap continues to close in places like Washington, D.C., where women make 91.8 percent of men’s earnings, it is growing in others, like Wyoming, where women’s earnings dropped from 65.5 percent of men’s in 2009 to just 63.8 percent in 2010.”
But it’s all lie, you guys! Made up by those money-grubbing Uteri-Americans who don’t really care about money, just babies! Their fragile ladybrains can’t handle being all go go go go!</sarcasm>
I got nothing.
Derbyshire’s piece suggests befriending “intelligent and well-socialized blacks. (I’ll use IWSB as an ad hoc abbreviation.)” because they offer “an amulet against potentially career-destroying accusations of prejudice.”
And that’s not even the worst part of the article…
I wish I were shocked at the existence of people like Derbyshire, or that people like him are given a national platform. But I’m not. And that’s almost depressing.
More on Derbyshire here.
Rush Limbaugh, explaining last Thursday why there’s no Republican war on women.
Shorter Limbaugh: “We buy you sluts diamonds and dinner! What more do you ungrateful feminazis want?!”
Ah, I see. So bullheaded restrictions on reproductive rights, opposing the Violence Against Women Act, not supporting the Lilly Ledbetter Act, etc… All that is perfectly fine because Republicans buy diamonds for women they’re dating, AMIRITE?!
And yes, Rush. The more you keep running your mouth like this, the more you help Democrats. Democrats would love to focus on the economy, but when the Blunt Amendment is offered before a jobs bill, it’s a little hard.
Rush, you’ve been paid to say terrible shit about ethnic and racial minorities, women, the GLBTQ community, and liberals in general for nearly 30 years.
We’re paying attention now.
Oh, and P.S.: Not all Republicans marry women. Please see Log Cabin Republicans.
Companies are continuing to join the rapidly growing list of businesses that have ceased advertising on Limbaugh’s show, responding to the flood of grievances that are pouring in from disgruntled customers — even as the radio host dismissed the reports of advertisers pulling their commercials on his program Wednesday.
The list of companies that officially announced on Twitter, Facebook or in statements to other media outlets that they would stop advertising on the radio show include: AccuQuote Life Insurance, Allstate Insurance, AOL, Aquarium of the Pacific, Bare Escentuals, Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Bonobos, Capital One, Carbonite, Cascades Dental, Citrix, Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Constant Contact, Cunningham Security, Freedom Debt Relief, Geico, Girl Scouts, Goodwill Industries, Hadeed Carpet, JCPenney, Legal Zoom, Matrix Direct, Netflix, Norway Savings Bank, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Philadelphia Orchestra, PolyCom, Portland Ovations, ProFlowers, Quicken Loans, Regal Assets, Reputation Rhino, RSVP Discount Beverage, Sears, Sensa, Service Magic, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Tax Resolution, Thompson Creek Windows and Vitacost.
In addition, the Canadian rock group Rush has also asked Limbaugh’s show to stop using its music on the air, according to media producer Bob Cesca. “The use of Rush’s music in this manner implies an endorsement of the views expressed and products advertised on the show,” an attorney for the band said in a letter to the radio show, as Cesca reported. “Accordingly, we hereby demand that you immediately stop all use of Rush’s music and confirm that you will do so.”
And then this happened…
(H/t to Amanda for letting me listen to her tape recorder so I could get this fuckery right.)
This is what I will imagine from now on with Rush and those embracing Bill O’s defense of El Rushbo.
This whole “debate” is painfully exhausting. And let me be clear, this is not a debate. This is a war against anyone who identifies as female. Period.
It crushes me to watch those of us who use contraception for any reason denigrated as sluts, whores, prostitutes, etc. I spoke with one woman who told me she broke down in tears at work listening to Rush Limbaugh lambaste Sandra Fluke for a third day. She was embarrassed. I don’t think she should be ashamed at all.
I’m tired. I’m frustrated. I’m enraged. But until stone-age motherfuckers like Limbaugh and O’Reilly recognize why THIS IS NOT OK, I will keep fighting. Also, I know they never will recognize it, so I will never, ever stop. You want a war, we will give you a war.
An injury to one is an injury to all.
You did not apologize, Rush. Nor do you get it.
I’ve listened to your shit since I was young. In 15 minutes, it will be my 28th birthday. You have been on air spewing your hate since I was four. Bless your little Viagra-strained heart and the First Amendment, no?
Your verbal brutalization of Sandra Fluke, and your minions joining you… THAT was a step too far.
As I wrote in my “Wyoming Monologues” piece, “Going Hungry”:
I want to climb to the tallest building I can find and take the loudest bullhorn in existence, and read these comments to a crowd of women important to these men. Their grandmothers, sisters, mothers, wives, girlfriends, kindergarten teachers – I want them all to know what these men think is a legitimate debate tactic. I want these women to know that if they step out of line, they too could be labeled cunts, bitches, dykes, fat ugly cows. I want those women to turn to these men and shame them for their misogyny. I want them to feel pain, not sharp, but an aching hollowness – much like a hungry stomach.
I want to scream as loud as I have to for every single one of the inhabitants of the gutter to hear me: "This is a coup d’état, motherfuckers!"
Logically, I cannot do this, but I can continue to speak. We can continue to speak. And yes, I am angry, but we have every right to be angry when just one of us is subject to cruelty…
So to you hoping that just the right combination of slurs will unlock such devastation in a woman’s being that you no longer have to tell her to shut the fuck up: I want you to listen.
Your opinions do not define and delegitimize us women.
In order to extinguish our humanity, you disregard your own.
"This is a coup d’état, motherfuckers!"
Carbonite CEO David Friend on why the company is still dropping its advertisements from Rush Limbaugh’s show despite his faux apology.
Bravo to Carbonite and their CEO. More of this, please.
Rush Limbaugh, on law student Sandra Fluke, who was denied the ability to testify before the all-male panel considering contraceptive coverage.
As ThinkProgress states: “While it’s probably not even worth engaging with Limbaugh on the facts, Fluke’s testimony was about a friend who is a lesbian and needed birth control for non-sexual medical reasons, so he’s only wrong about three times over, and offensive many more times over than that.”
Need we discuss Limbaugh getting caught with Viagra that wasn’t even his? No? How about pointing out that with birth control, it doesn’t matter how much sex you have — taking one pill is enough to prevent pregnancy?
Or how about he’s a misogynistic pig? Is that ok?
@Veritasworld is a troll who’s been rolling since the Florida debate on Thursday. He’s called me a repressed butch lesbian, and apparently, all of you are butch too. Oh, and you’re only following me to mock me. Check out his twitter. This guy has a hate boner for me and several other progressive women, calling us butch lesbians, sweetie, hon, etc.
cute completely homophobic he thinks being a lesbian is an insult. Though I’m not a lesbian, it’s somehow an insult to be called one. Only a truly misogynistic, homophobic troll would think that’s a horrible, nasty thing to call someone.
Somewhere, there’s an unoccupied bridge. A lot of people are passing without answering riddles. Why? Because this guy is asleep on the job. Shameful.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to a female protester at a Mitt Romney campaign stop in New Hampshire.
Really? Let me put aside every other single four-letter word I want to say for a second. Gov. Christie, you are campaigning for another candidate. One you would like to see elected president. Throwing insulting sexual innuendo at the crowd is maybe not the best maneuver. It doesn’t give you a tough guy Jersey image or reflect well on Mitt. It just makes you look like a sweaty, vile, misogynistic pig.
Gov. Christie has bragged about how he’s had obscenities thrown at him as part of being from New Jersey. Standard cursing holds little power. Therefore, I’m going to get creative with my curse:
Neil Cavuto, defending his shopping tips for men and refuting the charge he’s a misogynist by calling women, “Toots.”
To be clear, here’s how he introduced the segment:
“Yes, ladies. And I know it’s women who offer that snide criticism… so let me be clear. These tips are not for you. They’re for men. So if I sound sexist, get over it. Most of you have shopping in your blood. Most men would rather give blood than shop. Just the way it is, ladies. You don’t need these tips. Your significant others do.”
Here’s his full advice. Yes, I know he meant it as a joke. But it’s not even funny. Even when he’s not being sexist, the jokes are just outmoded and clichéd. It’s Cavuto giggling and essentially saying, “Hehe, women.”
Is anyone shocked?
I got hate mail from this really fat liberal chick! :D
Tumblring like a prooooo!
You didn’t get hate mail, bro. Again, what I wrote: “Unlike you, I’ll use my name. Thanks for the anon message. I was sure to publish it! Cheers!”
"Really fat?" That’s all you can go to? Love the misogyny. I’m automatically a non-person simply because you don’t find me attractive. At least I post pictures without shame. You run a blog for action figures and you want to criticize me?
Well, I’m sorry I couldn’t be aesthetically pleasing enough for you. Let me not even bother to change that for you.
On a side note, why is it that the first resort for men on the internet, much less people in general? I have been told I am too ugly to rape. As if that were a compliment. It does wear a person down some days. It makes me question myself when I look in the mirror. Am I going to get off the internet because of it?
Your opinion does not matter. Period. It might rent space in my head for a moment, but guess what? Your opinion does not determine my future. Celebrate your “hate mail.” You want to know what else I’ve received? Threats that the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation has taken seriously enough to investigate. Insults about my weight, my looks. Declarations I should kill myself.
So if you think my message to you was hate mail, you must have patted on the head and given participation ribbons your whole life. Cheers!
Update, 11:30 PM MST: He deleted the original post.